Jisho

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12 strokes
Radical:
man, human 人 (亻)
Parts:
admirable, greatness, remarkable, conceited, famous, excellent
Kun:
えら.い
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N3
1639 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 偉 【イ】 greatness
  • 偉業 【イギョウ】 great achievement, great feat, great work, great undertaking
  • 魁偉 【カイイ】 brawny, muscular, impressive, gigantic
  • 容貌魁偉 【ヨウボウカイイ】 (a man) having a commanding face and a powerful physique

Kun reading compounds

  • 偉い 【えらい】 great, excellent, admirable, remarkable, distinguished, important, celebrated, famous, eminent, very troublesome, awful, terrible, tiring, tough, very, extremely
  • 偉いこっちゃ 【えらいこっちゃ】 What are we going to do?, uh-oh, oh crap

Readings

Japanese names:
ひで
Chinese:
wei3
Korean:
wi

Spanish

  • admirable
  • notable
  • excelente

Portuguese

  • admirável
  • grandeza
  • notável
  • conceituado
  • excelente
  • famoso

French

  • admirable
  • grandeur
  • remarquable
  • vaniteux
  • célèbre
  • excellent
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1532 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
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1098 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
327 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1535 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1053 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1096 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1242 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
123 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
167 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
111 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
128 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1658 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
837 Morohashi
148 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
285 New Nelson (John Haig)
1643 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1772 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1504 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2155 2001 Kanji
2a10.5 The Kanji Dictionary
1-2-10 SKIP code
2425.6 Four corner code
16-46 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5049 Unicode hex code